Funding for science in developing countries — from donor agencies or government treasuries — is on the rise. But how is it being spent? And can science funding alone boost economic growth?
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Development needs collective local action. More science and technical advisors should be supporting that, says research fellow Harry Jones.
Funding agencies should support closer interaction between development NGOs and scientists, argues research and policy analyst Charlie McLaren.
14 April 2013
12 April 2013
Careful assessment and policies on genetically modified crops could contribute to agricultural development and food security.
21 June 2012
Source: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
Developing nations invested US$112 billion in renewable energy in 2012, up 19 per cent on 2011, reports reveal.
14 June 2013
Sao Paulo will fund 17 new research centres with an investment of US$680 million over the next 11 years.
7 June 2013
Linda Nordling on how questioning numbers in policy statements gives journalists credibility and clout — and reveals new stories.